MHFA Energy Saver Rebates Powered by the Fix-up Fund

February 07, 2011


The Minnesota Housing Finance Agency's (MHFA) Fix-up Fund provides low-interest financing for energy conservation and other basic improvements to residential, owner occupied properties. Beginning with Fix-up Fund loan commitments on September 30th, 2010, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Minnesota Department of Commerce have teamed together to offer $2,000,000 in Energy Saving Rebates, up to $10,000 per home, to homeowners replacing qualified energy efficient technologies. These rebates, in coordination with the loan program, reduce the cost for qualifying technologies between 25 and 35 percent. Note: There is a limit of one Energy Saver Rebate per household. Visit the MHFA website and the Energy Saving Rebates Information sheet for a detailed description on rebate eligibility, participant requirements and an overview of steps necessary for homeowners to apply for Energy Saving Rebates. Participating homeowners must submit the Energy Saver Rebate Application in coordination with the contractor hired to perform the energy efficient upgrades.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Start Date: 09/30/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Thermal Electric
  • Solar Thermal Process Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Wind (All)
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Air conditioners
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Wind (Small)
  • Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Incentive Amount: Furnaces: 35%
Boilers: 35%
Central Air Conditioning: 35%

Energy Star Light Fixtures: 35%
Attic Air Sealing: 35%
Wall and Attic Insulation: 35%
Water Heaters (if orphaned due to furnace replacement): 35%

Energy Star Replacement Windows: 25%
Federal Tax Credit for Energy Efficiency Eligible Exterior Doors: 25%

Maximum Incentive: $10,000


Name: Public Services
Organization: Minnesota Housing Finance Agency
Address: 400 Sibley Street, #300
St. Paul MN 55101
Phone: (800) 710-8871

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.